Grip strength of value in the metabolic syndrome

Sarcopenia that is the loss of muscle mass and strength with age, and is also a feature of type 2 diabetes in the older person .
In diabetes there is a relationship between increased glucose concentration and weaker muscle strength.
In the Hertfordshire cohort study impaired grip strength runs in parallel with the features of the metabolic syndrome.
The paper suggests that there may be place for the use of the grip test in the clinic.
Sayer et al 2007 Grip strength and the metabolic syndrome: findings from the Hertfordshire Cohort study Q.J.Med vol 100, 707-713
Martin Eastwood
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